Inpatient care units at a VAMC can be categorized into two general types; from lowest to highest patient acuity: Medical / Surgical (M/S) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Medical / Surgical units may also include patients transitioning from an ICU, generally called step-down, for patients who have special needs which may require physiologic monitoring and a higher nurse to patient ratio than a standard M/S unit provides.
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.